Category: Engineering
May 26, 2013
Washington Bridge Collapse is a wake up call

The National Transportation Safety Board stated Saturday that the bridge collapse in Washington last week is a wake-up call for the nation. "This is a really significant event and we need to learn from it, not just in Washington but around the country," Debbie Hersman explained while taking a boat ride on the Skagit River […]

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May 23, 2013
Hwy 101: The Ultimate California Road Trip

Introduction: Hwy 101 Over the summer I had a chance to understand the Golden State of mind by visiting California. The trip consisted of various stops mainly along the Pacific coastline. The vacation started after landing at LAX in Los Angeles. The sun shinning into the windows of the plane during landing gave me a […]

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May 9, 2013
The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture

  Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950’s, alongside spandex and power steering – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Big names like Le Corbusier, Mies, Wright and Kahn often had equally inspired female peers, but the rigid structure of society […]

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April 9, 2013
Mosaic Building Made of 100% Front Doors

In Seoul Korea a building that has a facade made completely from recycled front doors. To some traditionalists it may be an eyesore, but in fact it's materials show a deeper meaning for only the intellectuals to see. Choi Jeong-Hwa worked his magic for this creation in South Korea. He is known for his the artistic statements he […]

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April 5, 2013
Controversal Destruction of Lathrop Public Housing Chicago

History During the lowest points of the Great Depression livable affordable housing was in high demand. During this time federal government decided to build a much needed public housing project near the Northwest area of Chicago in 1938. At this time segregation was still in effect leaving the projects to only white citizens. Later on the area […]

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March 28, 2013
Architecture Occupation - Outlook for the Future

Personal Experience so Far: I recently visited Illinois Institute of Technology's architecture department, and was quite impressed. I enjoy the close proximity to the city of Chicago, and the high energy campus feel. The campus also had many modern buildings. Overall IIT is defiantly staying on my list of colleges. The entire architecture building was practically filled with students […]

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March 15, 2013
Sustainable California Beach House for Retired Couple

  The imposing Coastlands House was especially developed by Carver + Schicketanz for a retired couple in Big Sur, California, USA. The majestic oaks located on the site dominate the neighboring landscape and direct the views towards the Pacific coast to the West. According to the architects, “a massive stone base connects the structure to […]

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March 14, 2013
Craziest Architecure Images Around the World

Here is a glimse of some of the weirdest architecture from around the world, amazingly enough none of it is photoshoped! The Guitar Store in Southampton England This building in Ukraine has a gigantic, 100-foot-tall, crossword puzzle on the side. Yes, you can actually work it. The clues are hidden around the city, and each […]

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March 8, 2013
Shanghai World Financial Center Coolest Observatory Deck in The World

On the 100th the Shanghai World Financial Center's observatory remains teh tallest cantilevered observatory deck in the world. What makes it so unique is that the bridge like sructure spans the tops of the building's gap, at 1,555 feet in the air. Construction went from 1997-2008 Architect: Kohn Petersen Fox

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February 21, 2013
5 Architectural Fails

Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Tacoma, WA The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge that connected the port city of Tacoma, WA, with the Kitsap Peninsula. It was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened to the public on July 1, 1940, but it closed four months later after a spectacular collapse. The […]

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January 7, 2013
Tom Brady House: The California Mansion

Take a look at Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's newly purchased house in California. They paid $20 million dollars to have it built. The giant two-wing house comprises an amazing 22,000 square feet, including eight bedrooms, a six-car garage, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with spa, an elevator, a nursery for baby Ben, a weight room […]

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January 6, 2013
4 Best Architecture TV Shows to Watch When You're Bored

Best Architecture TV Shows Architecture is integrated within more channels than you might think. If you are interested in any sort of architectural design, then you have probably came across HGTV, the main show that integrates architecture. The following list of channels are of what I have access to. I am not sure of any […]

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January 3, 2013
Chinese City Built From Scratch Released by KPF

While China still has so many empty cities still waiting more than 10 years to be occupied, they still plan on building up another large city. This city is much different, read more to find out how. Directly from the  international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). The KPF design for the Meixi Lake master plan […]

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December 31, 2012
Diverging Diamond Interchange: The Ultimate Guide

Here is a little something for you Civil Engineers and Road "Architects". Transportation and infrastructure in the modern world advances everyday. We see examples while driving, flying, and even biking around our cities, towns, and villages. Keeping traffic to a minimum for CE's is as vital as CAD to an architect. Civil engineers attempt to […]

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December 30, 2012
Jennifer Aniston House: The Bel Air Mansion

Jennifer's Stylish Mansion Actress, Jennifer Aniston just splurged on an older contemporary 8,500 square-foot house, which was designed in 1965 by A. Quincy Jones. The house is primarily white, with simple geometrical shapes and splashes of vibrant colors here and there. No California house is complete without a vineyard. Read more about the Jennifer Aniston […]

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December 28, 2012
Family House in PAVILNIAI Regional Park

I discovered this astonishing house as it was featured on the tv show, "Extreme Homes." The initial plan was to demolish the existing decaying house. It was discovered that the original house under the glass building was actually from the 16th century. After some research the small historic house had been previously owned by Napoleon. Destruction was not an […]

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December 21, 2012
A 'Disappearing' Cathedral; Read Between The Lines

The Cathedral called, “Read Between The Lines” is located within the Netherlands, Made of just Steel And Concrete. ‘Reading between the lines’ is a project collaborated between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983). Their projects reflect an architectural background with an artistic intention. Their main concerns are experiment, […]

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December 8, 2012
Two Cheapest Kitchen Renovations add Value to your House

The profitability of the investment you make into renovating your home depends directly on how much you put in, and what you put that money into. These are the two factors determining your success. For example putting in a huge pool is not the safest investment, but some people just don't care about the financial gain. Whether you are […]

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November 21, 2012
Are McMansions Becoming Extinct?

  The answer is most likely yes. McMansion is a slang term for a large newly built house that is poorly designed and too big for its surroundings. These houses were first constructed in the 1990's in America. They are compared to McDonald's for being built so fast. These types of houses were massively constructed in the early […]

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November 17, 2012
Wright's Glencoe Subdivision Markers are Crumbling

One of the most unique details at Frank Lloyd Wright's Ravine Bluffs subdivision in Glencoe is in need of some significant Tender loving care. The subdivision, which includes six Wright-designed houses and three boldly sculpted markers of poured concrete, was built in 1915 for developer Sherman Booth. But Chicago's brutal climate has taken its toll […]

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November 16, 2012
Pullman: Unique Historic Town in Chicago Neighborhood

Initially constructed to house workers of his railcar company, George Pullman’s model community is one of Chicago’s most unique neighborhoods. In its prime, this ‘town within a town’ had its own amenities catering to citizens of Pullman’s French-inspired row houses and colonnade apartments. Today, an information center and the country’s first African-American labor history museum […]

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November 9, 2012
The Bloomingdale Rail Line Converted Into Greenway/Linear Park Chicago

Transforming retired railroad lines is a new trend within cities. As you might remember the same type of transformation also took place in New York: Click here to see the post. CDOT, along with numerous community partners, is constructing the Bloomingdale Trail and Park-- a multi-use linear park that will be the first of its […]

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November 1, 2012
Humewood Castle: An Ireland Castle

The Humewood Castle is amazing for many reasons. Read more about it on Urban Splatter. Kiltegan, Ireland 15 bedrooms 18 bathrooms 46,200 sqft $10.1 million In 1867 a wealthy Irish landowner enlisted English ecclesiastical architect William White to construct on his family real estate. The outcome was an enormous castellated mansion—constructed in the Victorian type […]

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September 26, 2012
The Castles of FRANCE

It amazes me that all of these historic castles still exist today. Castles brings you back to the medieval times. Fighting dragons and Shrek! It is quite  popular now-a days to incorporate the castle look into people homes. Who doesn't want to live in a Castle? [Source]

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